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Thyroid Optimization

What Common Low Thyroid Symptoms? 

Many common problems such as fatigue, depression and difficulty losing weight can be due to low thyroid, however, many people, especially women, are not getting the treatment that would be of great benefit. This is because severely low thyroid levels are often not picked up by the standard TSH, T4, and T 3 testing, which is the only testing done about 90% of the time.

New studies indicate, however, that the ratio of active thyroid hormone, T 3 must be determined to accurately determine an individual’s true thyroid levels. This can often reveal a problem of hypothyroidism even though the standard tests are normal. This test is rarely done, however, even though this is the most important determinate of thyroid function. Individuals on thyroid hormone also often receive improper doses, usually too low, when the TSH is used for dosing.

There is mounting evidence that hypothyroidism is present in the majority of and possibly all fatigued patients. The problem is that standard blood testing that consists of TSH, T4 and T 3 does not detect it. Thus, many patients are erroneously told over and over that their thyroid levels are fine. TSH is secreted by the pituitary in the brain, telling the thyroid to secrete T4, which is not the active thyroid hormone. T4 must then be converted in the body to the active thyroid hormone T 3. When T4 and T 3 levels drop, the TSH should increase indicating hypothyroidism. This is the standard way to diagnose hypothyroidism. There are, however, many things that result in hypothyroidism but are not diagnosed using the standard TSH and T4 and T 3 testing. This method misses thyroid problems with patients 90% of the time.

What Causes the Thyroid to Stop Functioning Properly

Pituitary dysfunction from a variety of causes, including viruses, bacteria, stress, yeast, inflammation, toxins, pesticides, plastics and mitochondria dysfunction. This results in low normal TSH levels along with low normal T4 and T 3 levels.

In addition, many patients do not adequately convert T4 to the active T 3, resulting in low levels of active thyroid hormone and suffer from low thyroid despite having a normal TSH. There is another problem in that T4 cannot only be converted to T 3, but it can also be converted to reverse T 3, which is inactive and blocks the thyroid receptor. There is an evolutionary enzyme that increases the T4 to reverse T 3 in times of stress and illness. This worked well for our ancestors because in times of famine it allowed those who had this enzyme to survive. Low thyroid not only results in undesirable symptoms, but it also increases the risk of heart disease and cancer.

Is My Thyroid Optimized? 

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Serving  the Greater Kansas City, and surrounding areas of (Topeka Kansas, Leavenworth KS, Liberty Missouri, Parkville MO, Raytown MO, Independence MO, Lees Summit MO, North Kansas City)

I love this place! Midwest offers a wide range of services that help their patients achieve optimal health. I have been a patient with Midwest since 2017. The testing and therapies offered helped me lose weight and increase my energy level. The staff at Midwest is great too. The ladies working their are both thorough and professional, always addressing any of my issues. They are also very caring which is one of the reasons why I recommended this place to all of my friends.
L.J. Con
L.J. Con
13:51 12 Aug 19
This place is great. Have been going here once a week for over 2 years and couldn't be happier. I'd suggest any man over 35 to get their levels checked, it can make a huge difference. Friendly professional staff - 5 stars
Kent Hill
Kent Hill
18:14 13 Aug 19
Lots of Greats; great location, great staff, and great service! Only problem I see is I can’t give them more than 5 stars! I feel amazing and rejuvenated after I leave my appointment.
JJG Ellison
JJG Ellison
16:28 14 Aug 19
I feel so good since starting testosterone and my body has changed so much. I have lost weight and have so much more energy. The girls in this office are amazing.
Kory Sheldon
Kory Sheldon
17:55 13 Aug 19
This company is not only professional, but caters to each clients specific journey; creating therapy, healing and optimization opportunities to that individuals health and whole wellness. Would recommend this practice as their culture and brand reflect how we do business at Midwest Tinting.
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Midwest Tinting LS
13:50 08 Jul 19
This place is so amazing they have the best humor I have ever heard. Highly recommend.
Barb Baldridge
Barb Baldridge
18:15 13 Aug 19
Midwest Hormone Centers in Leawood is hands down the best at what they do!! I highly recommend them to anyone who is interested in getting in better shape, having more energy, having better concentration and basically feeling like a million bucks! The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly and always answers your questions in a way a layperson can understand. I must say the nurses are the absolute best and they always keep me laughing and motivated. Can’t say enough positive about this place!
Wade Walters
Wade Walters
19:50 19 Sep 19

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  • Kansas City, MO
  • Overland Park, KS
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  • Lawrence, KS
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  • Olathe, KS
  • Topeka, KS
  • Ottawa, KS
  • Lansing, KS
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  • De Soto, KS
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  • Gladstone, MO
  • Grandview, MO
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  • Louisburg, KS
  • Stilwell, KS
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